A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 06, 2015
“Recipes are like online dates. They never look like the picture”

"Recipes are like online dating… They never end up looking like the picture!” is a jocular saying that has been cited in print since at least 2010. “Recipes are like online dates...they never look like the picture” was cited on Twitter on July 2, 2015.


Sweet love Alabama
COOKING UP A DATE
Posted on November 18, 2010 by sweetlovealabama
Recipes are like online dating… They never end up looking like the picture!

Twitter
Melanie J Zakimi
‏@MelanieJZakimi
Recipes are like online dating, they never look like the picture, lol…
1:29 AM - 7 Jun 2011

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
By Grant Tucker
London: The Robson Press
2012
Pg. ?:
Recipes are like online dating websites. They never end up looking like the picture.

Twitter
Katie Agnew
‏@Katiee_Agnew
Recipes are like online dating. They never look like the picture. As you can tell my coffee didn’t turn out rightmad
10:14 PM - 18 Apr 2012

Twitter
Kailash
‏@kresilient
Recipes are like online dating websites. They never end up looking like the picture. (via @funnyoneliners)
7:17 AM - 30 May 2012

Twitter
FunnyOneLiners
‏@Funnyoneliners
Recipes are like online dates...they never look like the picture.
6:04 AM - 2 Jul 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, July 06, 2015 • Permalink


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